Louis Spohr in Hamburg - 18 May, 1802

from Louis Spohr's Autobiography, pages 18-19:

My diary mentions the following with regard to Herr Eck’s public concert in the Logensaal on the Brehbahn on the eighteenth of May: “Herr Eck had great reason to be satisfied with the orchestra, for his concerti were admirably accompanied; not so the arias of Fräulien Grund, which were somewhat difficult for the wind instruments. At the head of this well drilled orchestra, is Massoneau, well known by his charming compositions. The appearance of this man by not means indicates his great talent; for his manner of playing and his bow-ings are so bad, that one might take him for the …   more >>
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Louis Spohr, and Frederick Freedman and Longman Roberts & Green London 1865 (ed.), Louis Spohr's Autobiography, volume 1 (1969), p. 18-19. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1409517634090 accessed: 16 June, 2024

location of experience: Hamburg


Louis Spohr
Concertmaster, Violinist, Composer, Conducting

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Concert performance in the Logensaal performed by Fräulien Grund, Massoneau, Franz Eck

Experience Information

Date/Time 18 May, 1802
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by tlisboa on Sun, 31 Aug 2014 21:40:34 +0100
Approved on Tue, 23 Feb 2016 13:44:14 +0000